Life Balance

Life Balance Resources

​​​​​Attending college can create additional stressors in your life. Your academic success is dependent on your ability to manage these stressors and the various aspects of your health.

This page offers links to resources that provide guidance to help you maintain a balanced, and hopefully, successful life. Please use this tool for assistance as you strive to achieve your academic goal.

For many students, college life means being on your own for the first time. It is important to not only be able to maintain good academic standing but also good financial health as well. This site will provide information to help you organize a budget, manage your credit cards, and find ways to locate financial assistance in paying your college expenses.

Learning about Finances: Budgeting & Credit Cards

Discusses financial aid and its services.

Comprehensive free resource guide.

Maintaining your mental health allows an individual to realize his or her own abilities, cope with the normal stresses of life, and be able to work productively and fruitfully. Mental wellness allows each of us to make a positive contribution to our community and our individual lives!

Mental Wellness

National Institute of Mental Health website provides wealth of information on mental health topics, how to locate resources, informational booklets and materials.

Spirituality involves a sense of connection to something greater than oneself with includes emotional, psychological, and personal experiences. Spirituality includes religion, astrology, meditation, and new age waves of thought, this website offers definitions, articles and websites related to these topics.

As social beings, we interact with others every day! Our relationships are an important part of who we are and how we feel. They provide us with a support system during tough times and a place to express our joys when we feel like having fun. Social Wellness involves building healthy, nurturing and supportive intimate relationships as well as fostering a general connection with everyone around you. It's also about learning how to balance your social life with your personal life. It is necessary for a full and complete life!

Recognizing the importance of health in the learning, retention and well-being of students is a priority for the DMACC community. Your physical health is only one of many important pieces of a students overall well-being.

Maintaining Health

Health and wellness website which promotes healthy physical activity, nutrition, mental wellness.


Serves as a gateway to reliable information on nutrition, healthy eating, physical activity, and food safety for consumers.

An encyclopedia of health topics from trusted sources.

Physical Activity

A local resource right here on the DMACC Ankeny Campus that offers services for our students.